Markit Recap – 5/8/2017

2017 was widely touted to be the year of volatility. The UK government started the fraught process of leaving the EU, while the Dutch and French elections were scheduled with populist far-right parties riding high in the polls.

But here we are, in the middle of Q2 and volatility is at rock bottom. The Markit VolX Europe index, which measures realized volatility, is at